Flower Bed

Flower Bed

Vintage Fair 2018 by Pale Girl Productions opens today at NOON SLT. That gives you enough time to peruse all the available options you have to see in advance the amazing creations this two simmed event has for you to delight in. All items are themed pre 1980’s so for all you vintage fans, this is your event.

Culprit has done a lovely job on the builds and everything available is of fantastic quality and so many different types of stores that you will need to visit a few times over the coming weeks.

Adam n Eve has released their first mesh items for this event, with two dresses and the amazing French Knickers shown. However the Flower version is a Gacha item, as well as a gorgeous Polka Dot pair, both come in 10 colours and if you win the rare you get the fatpack of all.  The even better news is that there is also a solid set, with a matching bustier that you can purchase, so you can either just go for the top and bottom set in solids, or combine gacha knickers with solids and so on, this way getting a lot more variation.

For this first picture – and I do plan to do more, maybe even in this post, because I am just typing at the moment so anything could happen – I am wearing the floral knickers in pink,  but opted to wear them with this furry boa by Kaithleens that was from an event last year. These thigh high stockings by Luxuria are lovely, and with the perfect vintage seams. I did tint them slightly from the Slink Body Utilities HUD so that they came in closer to the pink in the knickers.

To show such great lingerie looks, a bed is often the definite go to, but this bed is above and beyond, not only is it so pretty, but with the flower detailing it was a match made in my bedroom. The bed actually comes in PG or Adult options, and when you sit on it the covers are removed so you are left with the sheets, but as I wanted you to see how beautiful the bedding was, I used my VR Studio pose stand to pose on top.

Laying down is often difficult with different pieces and items not exactly laying flat, but this hair by Exile just pulled everything together beautifully in that regard, it is the perfect style for action looking pics, turbulent weather and all that, or some dancing etc, but for laying down and the lovely waves it suited what I wanted to a tee. Bringing all the pinks together, I opted for some of the makeup from the recent launch of the LookBook HUD that I posted a week ago. This set is by Alaska Metropolitan and her make up is always so luxurious.

FINAL VINTAGE FAIR POSTER 2018

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Occitanie Bed, Rug, Chandelier – Cheeky Pea @ Uber

Location

Poses by

Sh33k Poses by Shay Savon

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Elanor Skin Applier – Glam Affair

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 58   Flair

Royale Makeup set – AlaskaMetro June Look Book

Hair:

Life in Plastic – Exile

Clothes:

Oh Carol French Knickers – Flower – GACHA – Adam n Eve @ Vintage Fair

Naughty Furry – Kaithleen’s

Stockings/AppliersLuxuria

Safari so good

It's a Jungle out there

Being a kid of the 70’s Safari stuff was all the rage, for men and women. I have mentioned in the past that my Mum had a few of the jumpsuits, and most of the men I knew and even some boys my age had little safari suits or the safari shirts. The look is timeless, it comes around every once in a while, and each take on the look gets more inviting, and this dress by Vinyl is inviting in a whole range of ways.

Firstly the belt is texture change and even the belt style is right on the money. Those belts were so good at staying fixed that you often had to wrestle with them to get them to let you free again. The buttons, the creases and the pockets all fantastic, even the unbuttoned look works great. Personally, as I have said in the past on numerous occasions the shading nipple look is not my personal taste, because they often are not strong enough to give that much detail to the kind of fabric used, but also it makes me personally self-conscious to be high beaming all over the place. However this dress is not overly shaded, it is a little more – you are not wearing a bra – than anything, so it works. I do wish stores would give us the option of yes or no, but again that is me.

I also got to wear this great hairstyle I grabbed at Shiny Shabby the other day that comes down enough at the front so that again it subdues the look. With the military safari combination look, these boots came out great, with the ability to change the slip cover portion to the similar colour as the dress, and the heels part similar to the belt. They are going to protect my ankles from any nasty critter bites I may need to avoid in the jungle.

The jeep is a full perms by Meli Imako, I threw the texture in PS to make the colour work, it was neon green to start with, it is often fun for props and the like for pictures to just grab some full perms and make it how you need it.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Safari Tent – Convair

Location

Poses by

RK Poses

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Faith Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Kustom9

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57  Flair

Sticky Mascara – LeLutka Appliers – Rosebun/LookBook May

Hair:

Kathleen Hair – Rama Salon @ Shiny Shabby

Clothes:

Lauve Utility Dress – Vinyl @ Uber

Shoes :

Masha Heels – Utopia Designs @ Cosmopolitan

Happy Anniversary Tempura Island

Happy Anniversary Tempura Island

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Tempura Island, a beautiful sim that is so graciously supported by the Mandala team of Kikunosuke, Chikae and Polly. Many years have passed and many times I have visited the island to just enjoy the gift that it really is as a location for any and all to enjoy. There is the beautiful formal setting for dancing or just enjoying time with friends or loved ones, then there are the outdoor areas that are either lovely to just relax in, or to take up a poseball and get your Tai Chi on.

I was honoured to be asked to write up something for their website commemorating this decade milestone and you will find my best wishes as well as many who have also delighted in this wonderful sim. I wish everyone a very happy 10th Anniversary and hope that it reminds everyone to take some really important time to explore this great world we have here, and be proud that we are part of such a fantastic community each and every day.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Tempura Island 

Poses by

!Bang

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Alessa Skin – League

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 135 Flair

Hair:

Lively Hair, NV-0001 – LeLutka

Clothes:

Ayako Dress – Giz Seorn

Thea Top, Bon Booty Shorts – Vinyl

Shoes :

6th Ave Crochet Chucks – Vinyl

Accessories :

Yolo Necklace – Mandala

NEW! LookBook SL – May Edition

Look Book SL - May Edition

The excitement is real people, the ability to make a cuppa, get comfy on the sofa and slowly go through some great makeup options is coming to you live on the 27th May. Now I personally see people often asking after makeup appliers, where can I find this or that, and people throw some names at them and off they run. But this new LOOKBOOK HUD system is going to save you a lot of TPing around, and give you the things you may have not known you were ever in need of until you see them there live and lovely.

On the 27th of May as in very very soon, you can get this HUD for FREE! from either the Marketplace store or locations at various stores around the grid. The heads catered to in the HUD are LeLutka and Catwa primarily, but you will also find that some of the creators have included Omega, other heads and even System layers for people that do not wear mesh heads, or for the upcoming baked on mesh.

Once you first wear the HUD you can choose to search using the option at the top of the HUD and input the name of the store you know is participating, or if you are unsure, you can type a store you like and see if they are participating. The other great thing about something like this is that you can be introduced to a brand you may never have found tping around the grid, and now you have them on your radar to visit their store when you are finished lounging at home shopping from the HUD.

Ok so again you wear the HUD, you find an item you have interest in, and you click the DEMO to try, it will send you a demo immediately and then you can buy from either the brand button for the head you wear, or the main picture which means you get all the options available. When you first select an item it will ask you to grant it permissions to accept payment from you. If you try and buy something you have already purchased it will just send it again, this HUD will be something you can go back to over the month if you do not buy it all in one go.

The HUD has options for lipsticks, eyeshadows, eyes, lashes and some very cute highlights for the face. Something for many of your makeup needs. I tried on many items from many great creators and put together some collages of the looks on my wonderful new Faith skin by Glam Affair that is at Kustom9.  I am also rocking out another great top for the Slink Petite Augments, and rocking is right, rocking and rolling.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio ” Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by

Stare Pack – BodyLanguage @ Uber

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Faith Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Kustom9

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57  Flair

Jigawatt Highlighter – LeLutka Appliers – Adored/LookBook May

Sticky Mascara – LeLutka Appliers – Rosebun/LookBook May

Crow Marks – Clemmm/LookBook May

Hair:

Bree Hair – Sintiklia @ Blush Event

Clothes:

Eirlys Tops – Slink Petite Augment fit – Asteroid Box

Skinny Leathers – One Bad Pixel @ Slink

Shoes :

Olga – Utopia Design

Accessories :

Iggy Necklace – Nanika @ Shiny Shabby

A S H I A those are the letters of today!

A S H I A are the letters today

So this time I got a little nostalgic, as well as thankful for the great friends I have, one of whom is Ashia Tomsen and her input of letters and colours in the last few weeks for my posts. It reminded me that years ago Dove Swanson of Long Awkward Pose did a few sets of poses named after some friends of hers, I was honored to be one of them, and most of the people I also knew, so decided to turn it into a post where I used the pose and then dressed as the person, my own take on their style etc. The post is HERE and some of the names will be familiar to you still today.

So with that being a thing I do, even years later, today’s letters are based on Ashia’s name, and the look that to me represents her style and fun. It was also a way to show that even though on my feet, she wears shoes very rarely, but if she is wearing shoes, they are usually something as incredible as these by Azoury, and she is a huge fan of Azoury so it was perfect. The outfit is all the things, some punk for the UK and her colours red and black, also she does like to show her bottom off – dodges the smack she just sent me telepathically.

She loves her ink, and while not a huge tattoo wearer, for me Izzie’s is the perfect mix of delicate when it comes to tattoo adornments. Ears, well she has probably every type of ear style that is available in Second Life, and I know she is a big fan of Swallow. These elf ears are so cute, the chainwork and detailing are really lovely. I did find it a bit fiddly with skin matching at first, their texture options are very high quality, so it sometimes does not translate when skins are a bit more matte. But I got there eventually and only had to do a tiny blend for my picture just because.

The hair was also an easy reach, being an A name just happened to be convenient but Adoness is a much-beloved stylist for shaved looking side styles or just your roar kind of look. I am not using a shaved base in this pic though, using the default hairbase in the LeLutka head hud because it has very similar highlights as the black hair textures on the Adoness hair, so it is very nice together.

So be like me, and be a huge fan of Ashia Tomsen

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by 

Hate me & Eat Me Poses

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Bianca Skin (LeLutka Appliers) – Insol

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled), Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers: Insol 

Noble Gloss Lipstick (LeLutka) – Insol

Metalic Floral Tattoo – Izzie’s

Hair:

Alcippe Hair – Adoness

Clothes:

Colegiala set – Scandalize

Locked and Loaded Panties (appliers) – Sn@tch

Shoes :

Chromatics (Slink High/Deluxe Feet) – Azoury

Accessories :

Russian Almond Nails ( Slink Dynamic Hands) – FormaNails 

Noldor Elf Ears – Swallow

Eire on the side of Caution

Eire on the side of caution

Ashia killed my inventory, she chose the letter Q and apparently I have no Q stores in my inventory at all, it finally happened, we found the literal missing link. Well no wearable Q’s anyway, I had some paths full perm from something or other, but that doesn’t count. However, as it is my blog and my rules, there is nothing saying that the Q cannot be name of creator and of course the most famous Q I know is Queue Marlowe who at one time many moons ago arrived in SL and literally broke the internet with her swinging ponytails back in the days long before mesh and even sculpts. First time I met her face to face she was a mermaid, and many moons later I see her on rollerskates, still not sure how she managed that transition. Queue is, of course, the creator behind the amazing hair store Analog Dog, and my letters today are Q, Z, J and M. So my hair starts with a Z so that makes it all the better.

Also making the style better is the option to wear with or without bangs, and once I selected this stunner hairbase by Just Magnetized it just enhanced the style so much. First of all, with the LeLutka head HUD I was able to tint the hairbase layer, which is worn on the tattoo layer, as it uses the SL UV. The second important thing is that due to alpha sorting issues, with hairbases and alpha in hair when near the scalp, I went into edit on the hair strands affected and on the textures tab changed the alpha mode to NONE. You want to be able to do this to the particular strand and face that is alpha, not the whole hair or you lose a lot of detail. I did a post on this kind of thing in the past HERE.  In my main post, I turned the strands 100 transparent, because depending on the style you may need to do that too. But with the comments, you will see the suggestion on None which works in cases better when hair is over the top of itself, as you do not see that it has had alpha removed. So whatever works for you, it does help to not have holes in your hairbase or hairline.

The colour theme was GREEN today and did you see those letters, Ashia was being cheeky. I wanted to show this stunner of a dress by Mutresse, and this colour green is just divine, so much so that even my little Jian puppy has the same green in her bow wardrobe, so it must be a winner when such a stylish little pup has it too. With all the delights that come from Mutresse, you have the options to change the colours on each individual part of the dress, giving me the ability to break it up with some beautiful nude/beige to correspond perfectly with my shoes by Pure Poison.

The other favourite feature of the dress is the exposed neckline without showing anything at all, and yet really highlighting the perfection of the correct skin options when wearing such a neckline. We are lucky that many skinners give options for the breast shading on their skins, and yet often I see people using the pushup overly enhanced options when wearing clothing that could not possibly have that much support. For a more realistic look such as this dress offers no cleavage option is the skin type you want to wear.

These sandals/boots were part of a Mod theme in the past, and yet because of the ability to colour change the different parts of the shoes, I can bring them all to one texture option and they look sensational with this dress. Then as all good things end with a Z, you know the alphabet and my post, Zaara immediately comes to mind, by store and by name of course. This jewellery set is divine, as are all the ones she has done over the years, and I wish she would do more and more. Her textures are always perfectly gorgeous and her combinations of the right colour balances just really enhanced this whole look.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by

Double Take

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Jolie (LeLutka Applier) – Deetalez

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Deetalez

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 Flair

Hair Base set 16 , Eyebrows set 04 – Just Magnetized

Hair:

Zsa – Analog Dog

Clothes:

Agnes Dress – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Paula Sandals – Pure Poison

Accessories :

Atiriya Set – Zaara

Posh Pup (gacha) – Jian

Biker Baby Coral

Biker Baby Coral

Pink she says, but what kind of pink, that is the question. The letters were DRLB so it was an instant stretch and bend and grab ROWNE. That settled that as soon as I saw this jersey skirts options included this gorgeous Coral Pink. Coral has its moments, and when using a flattish kind of fabric, does not always have the right kind of impact, but this is not flat, it is grab a hold of you awesome. The meshwork on this skirt is fantastic, and the texturing just levels it up. I knew instantly based on the colour and the finish which shoes would give me the exact match and I was correct. The Garbaggio shoes I got at the recent Shoetopia come with about a zillion colours and I did try and wear as many as I could in one day.

They are very now but with such a nod to vintage that they just get me. Other coral delights are in the form of this bustier by Narcisse, it has inlaid lace in black, so marrying that with this shoulder jacket by Blueberry was painless. The fit over is perfection, and I just adore the combination.

I put on this hair by Runaway and I went to Ashia’s IM declaring that someone was possessing my inventory, because there was no chance I owned this hair for three years and it has not appeared on my head in pictures, she, of course, reminded me that that is very much me, because when we tend to hair shop we often leave with many many styles or wear one and then buy another and wear that and then end up buying five more and yeah, you can see how one can slip past. I once left a store with 13 styles in one go and it wasn’t even a sale.

This style is adorable and when I did that back shot I wanted so badly to just grab some scissors and chop off the length and have a stunning concave bob HOW AWESOME would that be…just look at the profile of this style, I may need to camp out at Runaway and demand a Nicki v3.

The accessories really complimented the whole biker baby look, with the necklace from Lagyo being all leather and screw goodness, and then this spiked headband by Remarkable Oblivion that is just epic, and perfectly works with this style of hair.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by

Double Take

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Jolie (LeLutka Applier) – Deetalez

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Deetalez

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 21 Flair

Hair:

Nicki v2 – Runaway

Clothes:

Mara Jersey Skirt – Jeune by Rowne

Nicole Shoulder Jacket – Blueberry

Dakota Lace Bustier – Narcisse

Shoes :

Georgia Peeptoes – Garbaggio

Accessories :

Crown of Thorns headband – Remarkable Oblivion

Charlotte Necklace – LaGyo